This Entrepreneur Grew from a Small Flat to $33 Million in Sales

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When Matthew Januszek and his father started Escape Fitness in 1998, they did not foresee the size of what they would build.

Januszek learned about the production of Olympic Weights in Eastern Europe, he asked his father’s help to start importing them into the UK.

The company that originally started in the Januszek’s UK flat now stands at $33 million dollars, has distributors in 80 plus countries and serves more than 1,000 fitness centers.

Escape Fitness serves many of the largest brands in the industry including Equinox, Fitness First, Virgin Active, UFC Gyms, Crunch, Nuffield Health, David Lloyd, 1Rebel, 24 Hour Fitness, Marriott, Life Time Fitness, Jatomi and many more.

“I think it’s important find something that you passionate about and I think if you can find something you’re passionate about then you’ve got the ability to be very successful, because you believe in it with everything, you won’t take no for an answer.”
– Matthew Januszek

When it comes to the secret of success, Januszek cites his creative problem solving and his ability to balance that with his ability to lead his organization and set the example that helps his business to grow.

The eight figure growth of Escape Fitness shows that you have to be creative in how you solve problems, and then help others in your organization to connect the dots on those solutions; leading by example is how a company sees exponential growth.

Matthew Januszek sits down with me, Jeremy Ryan Slate, on the latest episode of the Create Your Own Life Show.

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Jeremy Ryan Slate

CEO, Co-Founder, Command Your Brand Media

Jeremy Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world. He studied literature at Oxford University, and is a former champion powerlifter turned new media entrepreneur. He specializes in using podcasting and new media to create trust and oping leader status. In iTunes, he was ranked #1 in the business category and ranked #78 in the Top 100.

Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcast for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 + 18 by CIO Magazine, top podcast to listen to by INC Magazine in 2019 and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed. The Create Your Own Life Podcast has been downloaded over 2.5 million times. He’s also a contributing editor of New Theory Magazine and Grit Daily.

After his success in podcasting, Jeremy and his wife, Brielle, founded Command Your Brand Media to help leaders use the power of podcasts to change the world.